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Right Place, Right Time

A lot of photography is luck. Lucky to be at a location when the weather and light cooperates, lucky to find the wildlife you seek, lucky to meet the person with the right look.

When I first spotted this Great Blue Heron it was wandering an area of mixed sunlight and shadow and I was watching and waiting for the bird to get to a place with an Edge of Light...

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Picture of the Day - Good things happen when you least expect it

...Just before the exit is an area of water that is in deep shade as the sun is going down. We were walking past that area when I noticed a solitary Great Blue Heron standing thin the inky dark water. Even though there was no direct light to this area, the bird appeared much lighter than the black water...

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Visualizng the Edge of Light

An “edge of light” is where sunlight meets shadow....Being able to “see” that ahead of time is what Ansel Adams called “pre visualization” even though the term is redundant. In any case being able to visualize the results before you snap the shutter is one of the most important skills a photographer can develop.

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Into the Eye of the Sun

When I photograph birds I am always looking for lighting conditions and situations that will make the images a little more interesting and dramatic.  I am always looking for backlight, sidelight and edge of light situations.  Read the blog to get some tips and techniques for making better silhouette images.

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LEWIS KEMPER is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. To learn more, click here.

 

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